“Jared Redick is extraordinarily qualified to guide our renowned School of Dance during the 2020-21 academic year,” Peterson said. “His experience as a dancer and dance educator will serve us well as we search for a permanent dean while continuing to provide the nation’s finest training for talented dancers.”
Redick is a 1989 graduate of the high school ballet program at UNCSA, where he studied with founding Dean of Dance Robert Lindgren, along with Duncan Noble, Melissa Hayden, Gyula Pandi and Frank Smith.
As a dance educator, he has taught nationally and internationally at the Royal Danish Ballet School, Tivoli Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Nashville Ballet School, Charlotte Ballet and Yale University. He has served as guest ballet master with Finnish National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. He is also a judge and master teacher for the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).
At UNCSA, Redick directs the annual production of “The Nutcracker” which was named by Dance Teacher Magazine as one of the nation’s best productions of the holiday classic. He also directed the Festival of North Carolina Dance, which brings hundreds of young dancers from around the state to campus for master classes with faculty of the School of Dance. He has served as ballet master/rehearsal assistant for “Alrededor No Hay Nada,” “Petal,” “Sweet Fields,” “Metallurgy,” “Lascia La Spina, Cogli La Rosa,” “Raymonda” and “The Sleeping Beauty Act III.”
In addition to his training at UNCSA, he studied at Mikhail Baryshnikov’s School of Classical Ballet (American Ballet Theatre) and the School of American Ballet. He began his performance career with San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater (formerly Fort Worth Ballet) and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet before joining Boston Ballet as a soloist, where he danced many featured roles in works by Cranko, Balanchine, Elo, Kylian, Tudor, Ashton, Tharp and Petipa. Following his retirement in 2009, Redick continued his work with Boston Ballet as principal of Boston Ballet’s South Shore Studio in Norwell, Massachusetts.
Redick is the recipient of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts award for exceptional artistic achievement, and in 2012, he was appointed Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale University.
“As an alumnus of the high school ballet program, this honor takes on an even greater significance for me,” Redick said. “This is an unprecedented moment in the history of this storied institution, one that will require creative solutions to solve our unique set of challenges. I'm looking forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues to face those challenges in the months to come.”
Redick will take the helm on June 6, following the departure of Susan Jaffe, who is leaving after eight years as dean to become artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
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May 26, 2020